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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan

    August 28, 2015

    I saw SRV in 1989 at a blues fest on the Mississippi River in Davenport, IA. It was such a magical experience I had to retell the night in my book Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, page 224-225, Amazon. When I heard he had died in a helicopter crash the tears started before I could reach for a tissue. I will always be glad that I got to see him once. The booklet in the later box set really shows his impact on fellow artists and the DVD showing him changing guitars during a solo is unique. I still play his music whenever I move or move out of a place.

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    • David Virgil

      August 31, 2015

      I remember that night well. I was with the band Cold Shot and we were Stevie’s opening act. What a great guy he was and very down to earth. We were playing the Cavern after the Blues Fest and invited them there and 2 of Stevie’s band members came and jammed a little with us there but Stevie was avoiding bars because of his issues with drinking and was enjoying being clean and sober. What a huge loss to the music business and to all of his fans.

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  • twd

    August 28, 2015

    first time i heard stevie on the radio he blew me away. i love blues and it just poured out of him. i knew he special. i saw him three times and everytime i seen him he was mezmerizing. he is my all time favorite musicians. its really ashame the way he died. i guess its trie the good really die young.

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  • The Observer

    August 28, 2015

    A long time friend and musician gave me a cassette tape of SRV saying, “I know you’re just going to love this guy,” being that I never met a dominant 7th I didn’t love. But this was different, this was special. From the first few chords I was over the moon for Vaughan and his music. It has never changed; he’s still the best. He took about eleven licks and riffs and made some of the best music that ever was!

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